[/size][size=5]Hello All. I read this post several months ago, and wanted to chime in because I have experience with the Kitchen Aids and a Bosch, but I had not yet made a cake with my Bosch. Now I have, and it worked just fine. First let me give a little history. I have an Artisan Kitchen Aid, which I have had for over 15 years. It is still a good machine that I plan to give to my grand-daughter. However, about five years ago (after the point at which they supposedly went away from their plastic gear boxes), I bought a KA Pro 600. It was fine until I started making sourdough bread every weekend. I burned up the transmission on about three pounds of dough. I replaced that machine with a Bosch, and I love it. I have had five pounds of dough in my Bosch, and it doesn’t even groan. I have been able to replace my food processor, blender, and mixer with the Bosch. I recently made Rose’s Orange Chiffon cake, and it turned out perfect - I do have the stainless steel bowl. For this and for the ability to replace all those other appliances, I purchased all the Bosch attachments. The Bosch blender does a better job of crushing ice than my VitaMix. My only disappointment has been with the size of the feed-tube on the food processor attachment. It is considerably smaller than the KA Food Processor’s. Also, the Bosch does not have an attachment for rolling and cutting pasta. However, they do have the attachment for extruding pasta, which it also does without groaning. When I want rolled and cut pasta, I have become accustomed to hand-cranking it with a Marcato Atlas machine, and now would not purchase such an attachment if it became available. The Bosch with all attachments is no small investment, but the attachments can be purchased over time, and this is a machine that will last for decades. My twin is still using her Bosch that she has had for over 25 years. In closing and in fairness, I must report that I did not report the failure of the KA 600 Pro to Kitchen Aid, but when I have dealt with their customer service, they have been extraordinary. Also, because the KA is so common, KA and others are always developing great attachments for it. For example, Williams & Sonoma has a new pasta extruder for the KA that looks as if it would solve the problem of the noodles coming out horizontally to a vertical drop, with the noodles sometimes sticking together at the exit point. Were I not an avid bread-baker, and not trying to reduce the number of appliances that sit on my counter, I would have remained a KA customer and been very happy. However, for my applications, I absolutely love my Bosch.